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Hardcover Book Details
  • 02/2019
  • 9781635765731
  • 288 pages
  • $35.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 02/2019
  • 9781635766240
  • 288 pages
  • $18.95
Ebook Details
  • 02/2019
  • 9781635765748
  • 288 pages
  • $9.99
Traversing the Traction Gap

Adult; Business & Personal Finance; (Market)

Vision, groundbreaking ideas, total commitment, and boundless enthusiasm characterize most startups, but they require capital to go from promising product to scalable business. More than 80 percent of all early-stage startups fail. Most of them can build a product, but the vast majority stumble when it comes time to take those products to market due to poor “market engineering” skills. Traversing the Traction Gap exposes the reasons behind that scary failure rate and provides a prescriptive how-to guide, focused specifically on market engineering techniques, so startups can succeed. The go-to-market hurdle is insurmountable to many startups. Just when they most need to establish a foothold in the market, they run short on time and money. This is the Traction Gap, that period of time between introducing a new product into the marketplace and being able to scale it during a rapidly closing window of opportunity. Traversing the Traction Gap is a practical guidebook for navigating the tumultuous early life of a startup. Based on real-life examples, the advice from Cleveland and the members of the Wildcat Venture Partners team provides a roadmap and metrics for succeeding where others have failed.
Reviews
Aaron Levie, CEO and Founder, Box

Bruce is one of the leading experts on scaling startups, especially in the enterprise. Traversing the Traction Gap packages up years of lessons and contains exactly the type of information and guidance that would have accelerated our growth early on!

Geoffrey Moore, author of Crossing the Chasm

Traction. That was the word that haunted their fund-raising lives. What is it? Why is it so elusive? How do you get it? How do you demonstrate it? These are the questions that the Traction Gap Framework helps management teams and their investing sponsors address.

Jon Miller, Co-Founder, Marketo, & CEO, Engagio

All early-stage startups are faced with the challenge of traversing the Traction Gap. To make it, they need a well-defined strategy that addresses a combination of product, team, revenue and operational systems.

Steve Blank, Silicon Valley entrepreneur & author of The Startup Owner’s Manua

The Lean Launchpad class was developed to help entrepreneurs go from an idea to a product that customers want. The Traction Gap is a much-needed framework for the next step in that progression, taking a minimally viable product and growing it to sales repeatability and traction.

Waverly Deutsch, Professor & Academic Director, University of Chicago

This is the exact book I would use to teach a class on scaling a company. It focuses on the core business areas entrepreneurs need to professionalize as they go from a pure startup to a solid, growing company―people, product, revenue, and systems. More than that, it gives them milestone metrics based on successful companies to help them gauge their progress and communicate better with investors.

Formats
Hardcover Book Details
  • 02/2019
  • 9781635765731
  • 288 pages
  • $35.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 02/2019
  • 9781635766240
  • 288 pages
  • $18.95
Ebook Details
  • 02/2019
  • 9781635765748
  • 288 pages
  • $9.99

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